CVHF2021 talks by Katja Hoyer

BLOOD AND IRON: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE 1871-1918

Before 1871, Germany was not a nation but an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had the formidable task of bringing thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser. In conversation with Dan Snow, Katja Hoyer will discuss the five decades that changed the course of modern history from the violent beginning of the German Empire to its defeat in the First World War. A dramatic tale of national self-discovery, social upheaval and realpolitik that ended, as it started, in blood and iron.

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